Provides supplementary regulations to allow for urban agriculture uses in residential areas; specifically for keeping of chickens, ducks, pigeons, and pheasants (up to 4 birds) on residential zoned parcels of 10,000 or more square feet; and community gardens for growing and selling plants/crops, with small structures also allowed.
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"Urban agriculture may be applied to single family residential zoned districts to help create more sustainable and secure local food system by increasing opportunities to grow food." Sec. 4.2.38.
Refers to "sustainable" food systems: "Urban agriculture may be applied to single family residential zoned districts to help create more sustainable and secure local food system by increasing opportunities to grow food." Sec. 4.2.38.
"These Land Development Regulations recognize the following different urban agriculture uses: Animal husbandry, community gardens." Sec. 4.2.38.
See sections 4.2.38 (defining "urban agriculture"); 22.214.171.124 (animal husbandry); 126.96.36.199 (community garden). Art. 2 Sec. 2.1.
See Article 3, Administrative Mechanisms.
"A fine imposed pursuant to this section shall not exceed $250.00 per day for a first violation and shall not exceed $500.00 per day for a repeat violation, and, in addition, may include all costs of repairs pursuant to section 15.4.1 above. However, if the code enforcement board finds the violation to be irreparable or irreversible in nature, it may impose a fine not to exceed $5,000.00 per violation." Article 15.4.
Appendix B-Land Development Regulations; Article 4-Zoning regulations; § 4.2.38-Urban Agriculture Supplementary Regulations. History: Ord. No. 16-12, § 5, adopted November 26, 2012.